Cowboy Subculture Paper
The word cowboy brings to mind images of the old west, mostly movies. Ten gallon hats, boots, spurs, horses, revolvers and of course cows. In todays society the term cowboy or cowgirl isn’t always a favorable one. It can mean ignorant, country, reckless, or just refer to boots and hats. Are Cowboys even still around? Not the “wanna be” hat on the weekend’s type of person, the genuine article. The answer may surprise you. In today’s modern world, cowboys aren’t just still around; they have developed into the subculture in which I belong. The cowboy subculture can be found all across the United States and Hawaii. What is the Cowboy Culture and who belongs in it?
The cowboy culture is made up of many different …show more content…
Chaps usually pronounced "shaps” or chinks protect the rider's legs while on horseback, especially riding through heavy brush or during rough work with livestock.
Cowboy hat: Wide brim to protect from sun, overhanging brush, and the elements.
Cowboy boots; a boot with a high top to protect the lower legs, pointed toes to help guide the foot into the stirrup, and high heels to keep the foot from slipping through the stirrup while working in the saddle.
Gloves, usually of deerskin or other leather that is soft and flexible for working purposes, yet provides protection when handling barbed wire, assorted tools or clearing native brush and vegetation.
Jeans: Designed to protect the legs and prevent the trouser legs from snagging on brush, equipment or other hazards.
Other tools of the cowboy culture which are necessary and are used or carried and can be found in any members tack room